Category Archives: The Drill

Some stuff from my mail

These came to my mail. A little levity in a serious matter. And, in language the left can understand… Twitter provides more grist. This from Beans.. How much damage the use of “ontological” has done to recent Church teaching on … Continue reading

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More about #BOOKGATE and a Litany Against Modernists

More on BOOKGATE below. But first, I thought some of you would enjoy this new litany (for private use) in Italian. LITANIE ANTIMODERNISTE O glorioso S.Ignazio   fa finire questo strazio S. Giovanna d’Arco   al modernista chiudi il varco … Continue reading

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Summary of FACTS about the controversial new book by BOTH Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Edward Pentin has posted at the National Catholic Register a summary of the FACTS surrounding the controversial new book from Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. HERE As you know, as soon as the book was announced the attacks began … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “Catholics can no longer remain silent.”

The Church and her Lord cannot be separated.   The Church and the Catholic Christian cannot separated.   The Lord endured His Passion and Cross.  So too must the Church and individual Catholics endure a passions and crosses.   The Church is, I … Continue reading

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The “Great Progressive Propaganda Machine”, Totalitarian Agendas, Incrementalism, and YOU – Wherein Fr. Z rants

I don’t want to know anything about film and stage actors personal lives or, usually, vapid thoughts.  Laura Ingraham had a good phrase for the screeching pop tarts: “shut up and sing”.   If I go to a movie, I just … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, Si vis pacem para bellum!, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, What are they REALLY saying?, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Chinese Joseph Card. Zen’s Open Letter to all the other Cardinals

The great Chinese prelate Joseph Card. Zen has sent a letter to all of the members of the College of Cardinals.   HERE  It includes Dubia of the cardinal regarding “Pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of … Continue reading

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Distraught woman grabs Francis’ hand and pleads. What did she say? – UPDATED

UPDATE 3 Jan 2020: What’s this all about? #BREAKING: A new video has emerged of @Pontifex rebuffing a religious sister while visiting Chile in 2018. Is this pattern of easy accessibility causing Pope Francis discomfort and frustration? Is it a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter author vilified by the Left for saying that biological sex can’t change.

As my old pastor put it perfectly, liberal is from the word for “free”.  A liberal is is one with whom you are free to agree.  Scratch one and beneath the veneer you find a nazi. Check out the Catholic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s up with Francis’ 2019 Christmas address to the Roman Curia?

I am being bombarded by questions from readers, priests included, about Francis’ 2019 Address to the Roman Curia for Christmas. Here are a few notes.   First, let’s contextualize the speech, which I think is important as it probably signals what’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Peter’s Pence these days. Alternatives?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I read an article in the Wall Street Journal this morning about how the Peter’s Pence collection largely funds the Vatican deficit. I am a stickler for finance and am forced to run a very lean … Continue reading

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“We can’t deny Communion! We mustn’t ‘politicize’ the Eucharist!” False argument.

There is a good piece today at The Catholic Thing which looks at denial of Holy Communion to obstinate public supporters of abortion.  The writer brings up the example of the late Archbp. Rummel of New Orleans who, in the … Continue reading

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STUDIES: When highly developed cultures undergo sexual revolution and license they collapse with monotonous regularity within three generations

I am posting this mainly for bishops and priests to read over and ponder. I know… I know… “I’m tooooo busyyyyy to reeeeead anything morrrrrre.” No, not this time.   You should pay attention to this one. Here is something, frankly, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I think that Benedict XVI on purpose didn’t resign the papacy?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have become increasingly convinced by those who say that Pope Benedict XVI purposefully performed an invalid resignation of the papacy. Does this belief potentially place me in a state of serious sin? I do not … Continue reading

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Grim surveys about decline of Christianity in USA, Italy

A while back we learned through the Pew Research Center that about 30% of practicing Catholic believe the Church’s teaching about transsubstantiation. Pew now tells us more about Catholic in these USA and in Italy.   Sandro Magister writes about it.  … Continue reading

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Worthy reading. More Pachamama and more from Archbp. Viganò.

At the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception last week (HERE with VIDEO), you could tell that quite a few of the congregants were unfamiliar with the Traditional Mass by the fact that they sang the Pater … Continue reading

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